Ministry of Education: Project Accountant - Jobs in Ghana

Ministry of Education: Project Accountant

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18 Dec, 2011

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Accounting Jobs in Ghana, Education Jobs in Ghana

The Government of the Republic of Ghana has received a Grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) toward the cost of the Access, Quality Improvement and Retention Enhancement Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to eligible payments under the contract for the engagement.

Purpose of the job:
To manage, administer and maintain an accounting system according to the disbursement and financial rules, and internationally acceptable accounting standards covering the administrative and finance of the project to ensure effective monitoring and control of eligible expenditures by category.


  1. Advise the Director and the Project Management Team on Financial issues
  2. Lead in the preparation of Annual Work Plans and Budgets (including quarterly budgets) for approval by the Director
  3. Prepare and control operational budget in consultation with the Director
  4. Ensure Financial transactions are managed in an accountable manner
  5. Prepare monthly summary and status of disbursement by category of expenditure
  6. Conduct internal Audit as needed
  7. Carry out any other financial assignment entrusted by the Director

Required Skills or Experience

  • Chartered Accountant with ACCA, CA (Ghana), CA (England Wales) CPA or other equivalent accounting details
  • Member of a Professional Association in good standing
  • At least five (5) years of relevant and progressive professional experience after qualifications
  • Sound knowledge and practical knowledge in donor-funded projects
  • Knowledge of the disbursement rules and procedures of Multi-Lateral Institutions
  • Competence in the use of a standard accounting software (Sun Accounting) will be an advantage
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application and detailed Curriculum Vitae on to the:

P. O. BOX M.45
Offer valid till: 19 Dec, 2011

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